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869060 Mio MiVue 658 Touch WiFi Extreme HD TouchScreen InCarCaMio MiVue 658

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Jul 27, 2016
This is not a Sat Nav – but it always knows exactly where you are – it comes with a lifetimes updates for safety cameras – which sounds better than speed cameras – and gives an exact view of what happened should you ever have a crash it even captures audio.

868823 ihealth wave smart watciHealth Wave

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Jul 20, 2016
This is the latest watch from iHealth but do not think of it as a tool to tell the time, it will do that but this is a fitness tool aimed predominately at those who swim for fitness it will also tell you how well you sleep and if you wish will even wake you up.
Having recently told you about beards, head hair and other hair on other parts of the body from separate devices it seems only right to end this round up of recent Braun devices with what they call the Multi Groomer designed to shave, style and trim.

868478 Braun BGT 5030 Body GroomeBraun meets Gillette

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on June 13, 2016
As most will know Braun and Gillette are under the same ownership. Normally Braun mainly deals with dry shaving and Gillette deal with wet shaving. So this is a combination device that can be used dry or wet when the occasion demands.
The iHealth Track not only provides an easy way of measuring blood pressure, the associated app takes the hassle out of tracking and recording results.

868241 Braun BT5010 Beard TrimmeBraun Beard Trimmer

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on May 30, 2016
In my youth I had a beard which came to a nasty end when the chef I was working for took a dislike to it and removed one side of it with the fish scissors, such things today would end up in a court case. So while I often go a day or two without shaving going several weeks in order to test this was something my neighbours had not seen before.

868032 myzone mz3 activity and fitness belMyZone MZ-3 Belt

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on May 13, 2016
A visit to the Wearable Technology Show had me feeling less fit and able than normal. This device was one of the worst offenders simply because the people wearing them were the exact opposite of me in three ways, young, fit and healthy.

868033 Braun HC5010 Hair ClippeBraun Hair Clipper

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on May 8, 2016
When you get to my age the bald look is in, not by choice but simply because hair stops growing on top, it makes up for this by growing extremely vigorously around the sides and out of most other orifices, so a Hair Clipper still has it uses.
The Braun Beard Trimmer BT 5010 is one of Braun’s new range of grooming aids for men. It is a well-designed rechargeable battery-powered tool that makes it easy to keep one’s beard in good shape.

867759 Morphy Richards 48775 Intellisteam Compact Food SteameMorphy Richards Steamer

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Apr 25, 2016
Steaming food means that the goodness -often boiled away- is retained. So is it possible to have healthy and good tasting food. This item from Morphy Richards gives you a good chance and best of all it is not a whole lot of fuss to produce it.

867522 Gillette Fusion ProShield Flexball RazoIrritation-free Shaving

Published in Health and Beauty by mfereday on Mar 26, 2016
If you are a regular shaver, how many strokes do you take to complete a shave? According to Gillette it is 170 strokes.

867004 Sony Smart B Trainer MP3 Player Bluetooth headphoneSony Smart B-Trainer

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Mar 7, 2016
It looks like a round neck pair of in ear buds. It is, so you could use them as a simple music player however it is also a ‘Wearable Music Player with Fitness Tracker, so it can play music in a beat to match your heart rate (pulse).

866728 withings activite steel smart fitness tracking watcWithings Activate Steel

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Feb 29, 2016
An analogue watch with a step counter. Yes analogue I do hope younger children are still taught to read a watch rather than rely on digital timepieces. This is a very smart looking offering with a circular dial and absolutely no buttons.
When a company decides that the blades cannot be improved they then look to what surrounds them and here Gillette work on what to you and me looks like the plastic shield that stops the blades meeting your face at anything but the perfect angle.

866149 HUAWEI Talkband B2 Bluetooth Leather Sports BraceleHuawei Talkband B2

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Jan 29, 2016
This is watch, a fitness device and it tracks your footsteps. More importantly if you wear it while in bed it tells you how well/or not you are sleeping. So what if anything makes this a better device than numerous other such offerings?

866143 iHealth Edge AM3S Activity Sleep TrackeiHealth Edge

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Jan 18, 2016
This is an improved and updated version of something that I had for a while before I could use it as it had a problem with syncing for those of us who use Android. I am pleased to say this rather smart unit does not have those problems.
Reviewing an item like this attached to my TV requires many hours of work just to see if the dire sound quality associated with many American movies can be improved once that hurdle is overcome then you check to see what else it can do.
Earlier this year Gillette launched their Fusion ProGlide and I have been using the two razors provided ever since, while their five blades in the shaver are very good I do not have a wet shave more than about twice a week.

865613 gillette spectre fusion razoA SPECTRE Close Shave

Published in Health and Beauty by mfereday on Dec 15, 2015
Just in case you need a last minute present for the man in your life then Gillette has a suggestion that could help smooth relations.
The problem with handheld massagers is that unless the area of pain is reachable you need another person to operate it. While as an older person I have aches and pains all over my body like a lot of other people my back is the main offender.
This has been waiting since early 2014 to be reviewed; it came at the same time as the Pulse Oximeter and the Blood Pressure Cuff. The Pulse Oximeter worked immediately, the Blood Pressure Cuff when Android went to V5 but this had to wait for an iPad to arrive.

865061 Divoom Voombox On Go Portable Rugged SpeakeVoombox Ongo

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Nov 1, 2015
Music while you ride could well be what you do with this product as it is supplied with a handlebar mount. However it is still a perfectly good set of speakers for those of us who prefer music from the comfort of their armchairs.

864779 mio cyclo 200 bike GPS computeMio Cyclo Sat Nav

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Oct 21, 2015
Certainly a first for me, a Sat Nav designed for use on a bicycle, most car Sat Navs are totally unsuitable for such a job as their batteries have at best only a few hours of use before they expire without help from a cars battery.
It seems strange to talk about scales that use batteries but of course unless they are the old type that use weights all modern scales need a display and that normally needs at least a small battery. This is the exception it uses no battery.
Not the first back massage unit I have reviewed, as – like a lot of people of my age – I have a bad back they are always met with my backs apprehensive approval. This has one advantage over other powered units its small size when rolled up.
The latest offering from Braun to keep your face perfectly smooth, it is both a wet and dry shaver but unlike the last version I reviewed that had rubber sides this has a chrome effect and is therefore easier to drop if wet really means wet, like in the shower or bath.

864042 emfit sleep analyzeEmfit QS Sleep Analizer

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Aug 24, 2015
Earlier this year I found a device that you do not need to wear that analyse your sleep patterns, that device came from Finland. Now a second somewhat similar device and they also come from Finland, my geography is not that great but two companies producing sleep analyst tools from a single European country is surely something a little unusual.

842423 Archos Weather Station WebcaArchos Weather Station

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Jul 5, 2015
This is a French company that is perhaps best known for computers especially smaller offerings. Here as far as I know their first venture into weather prediction with a very comprehensive range of parts to give you accurate readings.

842116 braun mobile shave M9A Mobile Shaver

Published in Health and Beauty by mfereday on Jul 1, 2015
Men’s shavers tend to fall into a wet or dry category. However there are some products, of a more recent development, that are classified as being both wet and dry devices for use when removing the stubble that continues to appear on our faces.

841543 Misfit Beddit Sleep MonitoBeddit Sleep Monitor

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on May 22, 2015
When bleary eyed I viewed the first night sleep statistics on my Android phone I almost let out a cheer as at last a sleep monitor gives a real figure so you no longer feel you are going crazy with what other devices claim for sleep periods.